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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It could be a rough mosquitoes season in South Georgia.

Mosquito season has suddenly swarmed south Georgia and Lee County Public Works Crews are treating flooded areas and doubling up on their mosquito spraying.

"This isn't something we normally do, but it's the right thing to do right now and it's slowing us up on our regular route. But right now and everything when you got so much water standing, you have to try and do as much as you can," said Lee Co. Public Works Director Mike Sistrunk.

He said they are doing all they can to minimize the population of mosquitoes but it's hard to keep up.

"We just try and cover the county as much as possible, but every time a rain comes in it seems like we're fighting an up hill battle all the time," said Sistrunk.

Adams exterminators crews are also busy answering calls about mosquitoes.

"We have been full force this week with our mosquito services," said Adams Exterminators General Manager David Reed. "We had two machines going [today] and even two yesterday to try and kind of get caught up with all of our new customers and getting everything done that we need to get done."

The best way to keep mosquitoes from invading your yard is to make sure you don't have any standing water in plant plots, kids toys, or playground equipment.

"If they aren't dried up in 7 to 14 days, then they are going to have active mosquito larvae in there and that's where the female mosquitoes are going to lay their eggs at," said Reed.

If you are going outside around dawn or dusk, the best thing you can do to protect yourself is to wear long sleeves and repellent

If you have standing water in your yard, one of the best things to do is use a broom to try and minimize the depth of the water.

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